Indian Premier League 2016: Virat Kohli Leaves Mahendra Singh Dhoni Behind in Latest Salary List
India Test skipper Virat Kohli was among the few cricketers who received a higher ‘actual’ salary, according to the salary details of the retained Indian Premier League players listed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday.
Kohli’s actual salary in Royal Challengers Bangalore was listed as Rs 15 crore while the purse deduction amount was Rs 12.50 crore in the list put up by BCCI in its website, just days ahead of the Lodha Committee’s reform report on January 4.
India’s limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was bought by Pune recently, however, had the same actual salary and purse deduction of Rs 12.50 crore while playing for Chennai Super Kings.
Among other Indians, Harbhajan Singh (Rs 5.50 crore vs Rs 8 crore) and Ambati Rayudu (Rs 4 crore vs Rs 6 crore) were the top gainers according to the list put up by BCCI as a part of its recent attempts to ensure transparency.